Post # 1
Fiance and I are cutting it close to bwing broke from all the wedding expenses. Is it truly necessary to give our parents gifts the day of the wedding? I thought about getting them something on our honeymoon to thank them for everything.
Post # 3
@dreamer1288: Parents I would say no especially since they do not seem to be contributing finacially. I think the best gift (if you are close with them) is a nice handwritten note telling them what they mean to you and then if you want and see something worth it a surprise gift from the honeymoon
Post # 4
We’re going through the same thing. His parents were very generous and paid for about half and my parents couldn’t help so I felt we need to do something. I ordered this a few days ago, I haven’t gotten it yet but it was only ten bucks and paired with a nice thank you note from the both of us I’m sure they’ll love it. There are tons of cheap gifts on here, I got the catalog in the mail randomly and decided to give it a chance.
Post # 5
If you really can’t afford anything, maybe a handwritten letter to them, and at a later date a gift of some sort? Maybe on your first anniversary or somethng.
Post # 6
I agree with the note. One of the reasons my husband and I eloped is because no one offered to help with wedding costs (yet some of them felt they were justified in being upset they weren’t there! hahahaha)
Post # 7
@dreamer1288: You could always give them a copy of your wedding album, if you find it affordable later down the track.
Post # 8
These are all great ideas! They did help pay for the wedding. It’s just my fiance and I had some unexpected expenses come up throughout the past year (had to get a new car, rent went up, dog needed medical attention) and are tight with money right now. And our parents are the kind of parents who don’t expect anything. I just don’t want to seem unappreciative or rude. Once we get our wedding photos back, I’d like to order some for them and put them in frames (I paint so they’d be handpainted and custom) and give it to them after the wedding. So I think I’ll write them some nice notes.